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Old July 2, 2005, 12:51 AM
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Default What will Ashraful\'s future bring?

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Old July 2, 2005, 01:01 AM
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This might help you decide:

"Ashraful looks to brighter future" -BBC Interview

Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful has vowed to add consistency to his undoubted talent after a positive finish to their tour to England.
After failing in the Tests, he scored 259 runs at an average of 43 in the one-day NatWest Series.

The highlight was an innings of 100 against Australia at Cadriff, which set up a famous five-wicket victory.

"I thought before that I could score 100 in every innings, so my thinking was not mature," he said.

"I am more mature now. I know I can't get a hundred every game, but I can continue my form.

"I want to continue being consistent in our next series. I think I can do that against Sri Lanka.

"If I do that, then I hopefully will have got rid of the inconsistency tag. I don't just want to have scored runs in this series in England. I want to be a success all the time."

Ashraful became Test cricket's youngest centurion in 2001 when he made 114 not out against Sri Lanka aged only 17 years and 63 days.

But he had to wait three years for his next three figure score, 158 against India in Chittagong.

He believes Bangladesh are now set to finally establish themselves as a competitive unit in international cricket.

"In two or three years we can challenge anyone. At the moment, we get a good start to the innings and don't always catch up in the middle or late order.

"I think this can happen. I fe we can score runs all the time, we can challenge anyone," Ashraful added.

Bangladesh skipper Habibul Bashar, meanwhile, has urged English county clubs to consider signing some of his talented youngsters.

"I don't know if they are going to get any offers but I think Mohammad Ashraful, Shahriar Nafees and Aftab Ahmed are capable of playing at that level.

"I'd be very happy if they get offers and the chance to play in the county games. I hope the counties have been looking at some of our players."

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Old July 2, 2005, 02:14 AM
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James, you put one positive option against 4 negative ones ?
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Old July 2, 2005, 05:12 AM
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James, dont put this kinda topic....

How the hell r u suppose to know wht it gonna bring.

1stly there is no gurantee of a sec in our life....

2ndly we all how our batsmens are...they take us sometimes to the 7th sky and they put us down from there....

Dint we think a lot bout Alok Kapali...we though he gonna perfom superb in WC2003but wht did u do...

Maan, we stil cant say a bit about wht out cricket players future gonna bring them...

They are still learning....after the age of 25 we can atleast say something near to being true...These young lads themselves are still trying to settle everything down but always does some silly mistake or the other and our captain doesnt always tells them or advices them...

Thanks to Dav as he is the only guy who always have to waste his energy and make the players understand hell lots of time to not commit silly mistakes in the field...
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Old July 2, 2005, 07:38 AM
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i personally think that Ashraful has finally spread his wings. now he has the taste of fresh blood, and i dont think much can stop him now. i hope he continues playing like he did in this tour. and if he does, he is going to be a GREAT asset to BD cricket and do wonders.

i sure hope he gets to play some county cricket.

and i think the choice in this poll were a lil' unfair :duh:
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Old July 2, 2005, 08:20 AM
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I wanted to put "Get a county contract with Warwickshire and get hooked on drugs" just for the sheer fun of it, but nah..:P..haha...
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Old July 2, 2005, 09:06 AM
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too much into the future. I wish him all the best and hope that he can actually achieve according to his true potential. But. i simply cant tell what future is he holding. I will be happy as long as he does things in right way and satisfy atleast himself. I dont expect anyting else from him.
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Old July 2, 2005, 09:36 AM
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I think he will eventually calm down, but only when he matures enough (a growth spurt wouldnt hurt either).
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Old July 2, 2005, 10:02 AM
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Rememeber Aravinda De Silva ?

He started cricket when Srilanka was a minnow and he finished his career as one of the world's best batsmen and Srilanka became the world champion and a superpower.
We can pray and hope for that in Ashraful as well.
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Old July 2, 2005, 02:23 PM
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Give up cricket and become the face of Priya Cookies
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Old July 2, 2005, 06:30 PM
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good comparison with desilva. i remember desilva was called "mad max" because of his insane way of batting. he would always target the best bowler of opposition and try to hit him out of the attack. i remember on 1 occasion when he took on ambrose and hit about 20 runs in an over. sometimes he would lose his wicket in that way and hence got that name.

i think we are a bit too harsh on ash. the golden duck he got against england in last match, it was a bad delivery on the leg and he tried to hit it for 4, but picked up the fielder. against lee, he was probably expecting another short one. i think bd needs a batting coach who can help groom up raw talents like ash. an ex india/pak batsman may do the job.
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